9PM ROUTINE / Lock, Take & Hide

Many of the recent string of thefts from motor vehicles happened to owners who left the property in unlocked vehicles.

We are introducing a nationally known public safety campaign to the citizens of New Castle County- it’s the #9PMRoutine.

This program is designed to help you prevent burglaries and thefts from your home, cars, or personal property.

What is the #9PMRoutine? We want you to get into the habit each night to make sure your vehicle along with the doors and windows to your home are locked and secure.

As you go through your nightly routine, whether it is spending time with your family, watching your favorite television show, or reading a bedtime story, please include taking a few extra moments to make sure the doors to your home are locked and your garage doors are closed and secure.

To help remind you we will send out a post on our Facebook Page and a tweet on Twitter (@NCCPD_DE) at 9:00 P.M.

We encourage you to reply with a post or a tweet back!

Please partner with us, your neighbors, and our community to help stop these types of crimes of opportunity with this proven and effective program.

It is called the #9PMRoutine, but it should be practiced 24 hours a day…

✔Roll up 🚗windows

✔Remove valuables and Weapons

✔Lock the doors 🏠 🚘

✔Exterior lights on 🔐

✔Garage Doors Down

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UPDATE WITH ARREST:  POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING- BURN BRAE

New Castle County Police have arrested 27-year-old Takeerah Britton and 24-year-old Anshawn Griffon for the Tuesday night (October 17) shooting of a 15-year-old in the community of Burn Brae.

(New Castle, De-19720) Tuesday (October 17) at approximately 9:30 p.m., County Police were dispatched to the unit block of Highland Blvd for the report of a shooting.  Police learned that a 15-year-old male had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Through the investigation, Major Crimes Detectives along with Patrol Officers developed 27-year-old Takeerah Britton and 24-year-old Anshawn Griffon as suspects.  As the investigation continued, arrest warrants for both suspects were obtained and both were taken into custody.

Takeerah Britton was charged with first-degree assault and second-degree conspiracy. Takeerah Britton was arraigned and committed to Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution after failing to post a $21,000 secured bail.

Anshawn Griffon was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, first-degree assault, second-degree conspiracy, and possession of a firearm by a person prohibited.  Anshawn Griffon was arraigned and committed to Howard Young after failing to post a $111,000 cash-only bail.

 

   Takeera Britton                              Anshawn Griffon

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POLICE INVESTIGATE FATAL CRASH ON FRAZIER ROAD.

 

New Castle County Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred in the area of Frazier Rd.

(Bear, De- 19701) Today (October 18) at about 6:30 p.m., County Police were called to the unit block of Frazier Road for a report of a single motor vehicle crash. When they arrived officers found a vehicle that had driven off of the roadway and struck multiple trees. The vehicle, an Infinity J30,was occupied by a 47 –year old female driver.

Traffic Services Unit Detectives came out to the scene and assumed the investigation.  It has been determined that alcohol and speed were a factor in this accident. The preliminary investigation also revealed that the driver was not wearing her seat belt.

This is an active and ongoing investigation; further information will be released as it becomes available.

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation, please contact the  New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800. Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department. Citizens who currently have the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips. Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit. The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all iPhone and Android smartphones.

 

POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING-BURN BRAE

New Castle County Police are currently investigating a shooting that occurred in the community of Burn Brae.

Yesterday (October 17) at approximately 9:30 p.m., County Police were dispatched to the unit block of Highland Blvd for the report of a shooting.  Police learned that a 15-year-old male had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

He is being treated at an area hospital for his injuries.

Detectives responded to the scene and have assumed the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800.

Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department. Citizens who currently have the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips. Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit. The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all iPhone and Android smartphones.

 

A reward of up to $20,000.00 is available to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of those responsible for violent crimes being investigated by this agency.

NEW CASTLE COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS JOINED THE PINK PATCH PROJECT

Every year members of the New Castle County Police Division of Police dedicate time to honor fallen hero, Lt. Joseph L. Szczerba, by volunteering a day of service. Joe was a great police officer, man, mentor and most importantly public servant.  Because cancer, unfortunately, impacts far too many lives this year the division’s command staff found it appropriate to raise money to donate to the Helen F Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute to honor Joe. County Executive Matt Meyer said, “I commend New Castle County Police for honoring the memory of Lt. Szczerba and his legacy of selfless service by enlisting community participation in the Pink Patch Project.”

To coincide with breast cancer awareness month staff members designed and sold New Castle County Police Pink Patches.  The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute was chosen as the beneficiary of the fundraising effort as they are a local facility serving our community and are driven to be at the forefront of cancer treatment and research.  Colonel Vaugh Bond stated “As a community policing agency we feel it was only appropriate for our agency to get involved in bringing awareness to this issue. In addition, we sought to raise money that will be donated to further cancer research so that cancer will one day be eradicated. We thank everyone who supported our efforts by purchasing the Pink New Castle County Police patches.”

Since the beginning of October, approximately 700 patches have been purchased by the employees that work in New Castle County Government.

The pink patches will be on sale for the public at New Castle County Police Headquarters, 3601 N. DuPont Hwy, on Wednesday, October 25th from 12 p.m.-7 p.m. They will be sold for $5.00 each and are limited to two patches per person.  All proceeds from the sale of the patches will be donated to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute.

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NEW CASTLE COUNTY POLICE MOUNTED UNIT RECEIVE MULTIPLE AWARDS

(Devon PA)  Last weekend (October 13-15) the New Castle County Police Mounted Unit attended the North American Police Equestrian Council Training Competition in Devon, Pa.

The North American Police Equestrian Council (NAPEC) has created this prestigious training event to show police management that time spent on training was a benefit to their departments.  Promoting the use of the mount on patrol, this training demonstrates the different tasks that can be accomplished when the horse and rider build a capable partnership.

In keeping with this concept, 70 officers from across the country and Canada attended the training.  After the training sessions, the competition portion of the event began.  The officers competed in three Classes – The Police Officer and Mount Inspection, The Expert Equitation Class, and Police Obstacle Course.

Trophies and Ribbons were awarded to the top ten finishers in each class.  The New Castle County Police Mounted Unit placed in all three events:

Ofc. Shughart and his Mount Spartan placed 1st in the Police Officer and Mount Inspection.

Ofc. Annone and her Mount Warden placed 9th in the Expert Equitation Class

M/Cpl. Brown and is Mount Elvis placed 8th in the Police Obstacle Course.

Each unit was able to combine three scores For a Team Score in the Police Obstacle Course.

Ofc. Schultz and her Mount Xander,  Ofc. Shughart and his Mount Spartan, and M/Cpl. Brown and his Mount Elvis placed 4th in the Team Police Obstacle Course.

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